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Black eyed beans

Ampelofassoula or Louvi (Fresh Black Eyed Peas) and Marida (Picarel)

Ampelofassoula are the fresh green green beans (Vigna unguiculata) also known as cow peas, also called louvi in Cyprus.  These beans are eaten before they mature,usually boiled and eaten as a salad with olive oil and lemon juice.  When they ripen the seeds are dried become the well known black eyed peas.

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keftedes me Mavrommatika (Black-eyed Pea Patties)

  A few months ago, when I was hosting one of the Events for the World food Programme – Time to be Thankful, Lisa, of Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen, participated with a lovely recipe of  Black-eyed pea Patties. I bookmarked the recipe and decided to give it a try some weeks ago, adding a few ingredients …

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